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ANYA sticks to its demand, threatens 48-hr bandh

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, June 3: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has come out strongly against the Arunachal Pradesh government and sought resignation of state chief minister Dorjee Khandu for his alleged failure to bring out a white paper on AOP.

While addressing a press conference at Momsie hotel, here, ANYA team which were present in full strength also condemned the arrest of their general secretary Taring Mama just days before 24 hours bandh call.

Coming down heavily on Dorjee Khandu led government, ANYA demanded resignation of Chief Minister for his non ability to present white paper on AOP. “Government is running without proper budgeting and planning. Non preparation of AOP is hampering working of every department. On moral ground Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu should resign from his post and let some other capable leader  lead the state,” says ANYA president Tarin Nabam.

Stating that they have every right to issue bandh call as part of democratic moment ANYA said declaration of their bandh as illegal by administration was wrong. “Bandh calls are held across the country but all of them are not declared as illegal. But in our state they arrest leaders of those union who calls for bandh and put them behind bar. This terrorization of citizen by administration at the behest of higher authority should be immediately halted,” said Taring Mama, general secteray ANYA. Another aspect which is hurting ANYA most is venomous campaign launched by some vested interest against them.

“Though we are community based organization but first of all we are Arunachalee citizen and we have every right to know about what our government is doing with AOP. Also we want to know from these people, please tell us what are the issues ANYA has to raise if not genuine issue like non preparation of AOP? ,” says Mama. Justifying their demand for setting up of NIT at Jote, Association urged government not to play regionalism in this issue and select site best suited for state. “First of all proposed site for NIT at Bhalukpong comes under reserve forest area and secondly the area is infested with various militant groups. Kidnapping of one IFS officer recently at Bhalukpong is indication of how bad is the situation for setting up of such a prestigious institute there,” told ANYA spokesperson Boni Tamen. Further he added, “We got to know that government is in the process of de-reserving proposed site at Bhalukpong. If they go ahead with it, we ask government to de-reserve the entire reserve forest of Nyishi belt.”

Dwelling on the hydropower issue, ANYA said various MOAs/MOUs have been signed by state government but there is no transparency. Claiming that government already took large amount of upfront money from private developers, ANYA sought white paper on this issue too.

“During recent anti-dam protest at Ponngeng, government took side with Jaypee group and used state machinery to beat up our Adi brothers and sisters. They are helping outsiders at the cost of local indigenous people as they have no choice having already taken money from them,” continued ANYA spokesperson. ANYA also supported AAPSU in their fight against Chakma and believed every Arunachalee should support present AAPSU team in their noble endeavor.

Further ANYA had warned that if their demands are not meet at the earliest they will call another 48 hours bandh very soon in the coming days.


CM approves nine addl air sorties for Dibang Valley

ITANAGAR June 3: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, who has been constantly monitoring the grim situation in Dibang Valley arising out of vagaries of nature, has approved nine additional air sorties for ferrying rice and other essential commodities to overcome the food crisis looming large in the district.

Come summer, land-locked Arunachal Pradesh faces the fury of nature and the fight between the men and nature continues. The chief minister, who is apprised of the situation on a day-to-day basis since the surface communication to the district was disrupted by heavy landslides, landslips of road surface all along the Roing-Anini road and washing away of the major bridge at 9 KM point on the same road for last three months, had repeatedly taken up the matter with the Chief Engineer, Project Udayak and the BRO. In his appeal to the authorities Khandu put forward the ever worsening situation in Dibang Valley District and has requested to restore the road communication on war footing by placing all men, machine and other equipments under their charge.

As road link could provide the much desired succour to the people of the area, the chief minister has again requested the Director General of Border Roads Organization (BRO) to speed up rebuilding of the washed away bridges, culverts and roads for traffic movement at the earliest. Though, helicopters from the state government as well as the IAF have been put to service, the bad weather is restricting even this highly insufficient service. As a result the only option left is to make the damaged road through, Khandu wrote.

Sharing the grief and sufferings of the people, Khandu however assured that all out efforts are being made to address the problems faced by the people and said that no stone would be left unturned to assure restoration of the road communication between Anini – Roing which is the only lifeline of the district.

The chief minister has issued directives to the food & civil supplies and civil aviation department for putting in their best efforts to airlift the essential commodities to the affected circles of the district.

Meanwhile, the chief minister had also sanctioned Rs 5 lakh for procurement of life saving drugs so that the district administration could tackle the problem arising out of non availability of medicines. PRO to CM


AAPSU advocates for  special  financial package for flood-hit Dibang Valley

ITANAGAR, June  3: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) expressed its deep concern over the untold miseries being faced by the local populace of Upper Dibang Valley due to snapping of road communication for more than two months. The disruption in road communication triggered crisis of essential commodities never witnessed before in the state, the union said.

The union viewed the  shortage of food items, medicines etc and skipping of middle belt of the district by Air sorties ferrying essential commodities as an act of negligence and inadequate handling of the whole situation. The union said the state government should feel the pulse of the suffering people  and  immediately declare the situation as state of  emergency and seek central government support to mitigate the suffering of the poor villagers and government servants who are posted there if it is not capable of tackling the crisis.

Further the state government should  send a high level committee headed by a cabinet minister to take stock of the whole situation, the union  said while demanding special economic package for the district so that it comes up with preventive measures from such calamities in the near future.


Governor meets union Defence Minister

ITANAGAR, June 3: Arunachal Pradesh Governor, Gen JJ Singh met Union Defence Minister AK Antony at New Delhi on June 2. Governor took up important issues on security aspects of Arunachal Pradesh, including early raising of Arunachal Scouts.

Expressing happiness on the recruitment rallies for Arunachal Scouts conducted in which 445 young Arunachali boys were selected for recruitment, Governor pointed at the need for encouragement for more Arunachali youth to join the armed forces. He also called for establishment of a Sainik School in the State.

While emphasising on upgradation of Advance Landing Grounds or the ALGs, which he calls as subsidiary airports on top priority, Gen Singh reiterated the need for Vijaynagar ALG has to be taken up on highest priority.

While mentioning that ex-servicemen rally was held at Khonsa, District Tirap last year in which more than 400 ex-servicemen participated, Governor stressed the need to re-vitalize of Rajya and Zilla Sainik Welfare Boards. A mega rally will be organized shortly at Itanagar as well. PRO to Raj Bhawan.


‘Clean and Green’ initiative on World Environment Day

ITANAGAR, June 3: Arunachal Pradesh Governor, Gen JJ Singh will be taking part in the ‘Clean and Green’ initiative of Capital Complex administration as part of World Environment Day celebration at Sinki View, Itanagar on June 5.

A massive plantation programme is in the card on the day involving students, intellectuals, senior citizens, public, NGOs and government officials along with launching of project for cleaner urban area.

Itanagar Deputy Commissioner Padmini Singla, who is steering the event said, we are inviting every conscious citizens to come forward and take part in the campaign for cleaner and greener Arunachal Pradesh launched by the Governor. We are extending special invitation to the Sector In-charge of every sector in the campaign which aims inculcate civic values in the denizens of the Capital Complex. Let us join hands and achieve the objective for our better future and for our loved ones, she appealed.

Capital Administration is organizing the programme in collaboration with the departments of Environment and Forest and Urban Development and Central Reserve Police Force. PRO to Raj Bhawan


Unions call for social, economic boycott, urge Govt to push back refugees to designated camp

ITANAGAR, June 3: The students unions of the Chakma refugee affected area unaniously resolved that the refugees must be pushed back to their temporarily allotted designated camp to prevent them from further encroachment of land and Govt must initiate the process of permament deportation of the refugees from the state.

The resolutions were adopted in a joint meeting of All Mishmi Students Union (AMSU), All Lohit Students’ Union (ALSU), Anjaw District Students’ Union (ADSU) and All Tai-Khamti-Singpho Students Union (ATKSSU) held at Tezu on June 2 last.  

While resolving to fight and spearhead a movement against refugee at evey level in a coordinated manner, the house constituted a core committee with Sohalo Ngadong, ALSU president as chairman, Jangu Halai, a senior student as vice chairman,  AMSU and ATKSSU presidents as members.

Demanding maintanence of proper dossier of the Chakmas and provide them the refugee cards, the meeting  observed that the Chakma refugees become  self-style encroachers of the area between Wakro, Diyun and Maio circles  as  there was no proper demarcation of the Lohit and Changlang boundary. The house urged the authorities to properly demarcate the boundary of the Chakma affected district for maintaining strict vigil on the movement of refugees.

The unions also decided to launch a social and economic boycott to the refugees till solution to M-pen and Kathan issue and appealed one and all including Govt servants, public leaders, business community and Indian citizens not to employ Chakmas in their household or field works, not to purchase anything from them and avoid any form of social contacts with Chakmas.

Hailing the All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union for the untiring fight to address the issue at the highest level, the house resolved to work hand in hand with the apex students union and requested the AAPSU to extend its support to the newly formed core committee.

The core committee will appraise the Govt and invite the Govt delegation to the refugee affected area to see the ground reality. The house further invited the Chakma leaders for talks.


Body of former panchayat leader found, culprit asked to surrender

KOLORIANG, June 3: The Dead body of former vice president of Tali Anchal Samity Rigio Tapa (45) was recovered from his Agri-field at his native village Chere yesterday.

The decease had gone to his field on June 1 but did not return home in the evening. The search team comprising of relatives found the body in the morning at his field.  Tapa was killed by at least three shots of 12-bore gun. The murder is suspected to have been committed by a rival clan to avenge a murder of his clan member few years back. However, the murderer could not be indentified yet and the actual motive of the murder could not be ascertained and a case has been registered at Police station Sangram. Due to lack of road communication in the Chera village from Koloriang and no police personnel or WT Station at Pipsorang circle head quarter.The police and Administration are unable to act swiftly to trap and arrest the culprit and it may also take time for the police investigation team to reach the place of occurrence.

The DC urged the culprit to surrender himself immediately before the police and magistrate in Kurung Kumey District.


Yan Tikhak passes away

ITANAGAR, June 3: Yan Tikhak (68), the first graduate from the then NEFA Tirap district passed away early this morning at his residence in Miao after prolonged illness.

Late Yan Tikhak was born in 1942 at Kachang village under Changlang district. He did his matriculation from Pasighat and then graduated from St. Edmunds College, Shillong in 1966. Late Tikhak first joined as Circle Officer at Anini in 1968.

He left his office and contested the state assembly election as an Independent candidate in 1984.

Late Tikhak was also the first Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission Arunachalee ST member. He was appointed as APSC member on March 31st 1988. to 31/03/94. Late Tikhak was also the founding member of the commission. He served the commission for six years. He was also the life member of Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribal’s Rights (Protection) organization.

His last rights will be held at Kachang village cremation ground on June 4. He is survived by his wife, one son and three daughters.

The Tangsa society deeply mourn the untimely demise of Late Yan Tikhak. His sudden demise is a great loss to the society. The society also prayed to the almighty God to bestow enough strength to the bereaved family members in this hour of grief.

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Setong Sena expressed  deep shock and sorrow to know the sudden demise of Yan Tikhak.

In a condolence message, Sena said, Lt. Yan Tikhak was a man of humility and a noble character. He was an exemplary and dedicated leader who served the State and society in his lifetime in different capacities for many years with sincerity and true spirit. His distinguished services will be cherished forever. His sudden death is a great lost to the society and the State; it has created a big vacuum in his family in particular and Tangsa society as a whole, he said.

The minister conveyed my deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family and pray Almighty God to bestow enough strength to the family members to overcome the irreparable loss and for eternal peace of the departed soul.

The Galo Welfare Society (GWS) has also mourned the death of Late Yan Tikhak.  In her message President GWS Jarjum Ete while expressing shock, remembered Late Tikhak as a genuine Arunachali committed for protection of right’s of the indigenous people. While terming Late Tikhak’s demise as a huge loss to the state, she prayed almighty Donyi-Polo to give enough strength to the bereaved family and for eternal peace of the departed soul.


Khandu denounces  bandh culture, seeks cooperation

ITANAGAR, June 3: State Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has seriously viewed the absence of officers and staff from their respective offices on June 2 owing to 24 hours Bandh called by ANYA. In an emergency meeting with all the Commissioners, Secretaries and head of departments in Banquet Hall today, Khandu said in strong words that absence of government officers from duty is not at all appreciated.

“I am really upset with the way our government employees including senior officers remained absent despite adequate security arrangements made including escorts to ferry them from home  to office and vice-versa”, a seemingly upset Khandu said without mincing a word. He argued that how development could take its foots in this landlocked state of Arunachal Pradesh where around 7000 organizations mushrooming goes for bandh calls every other day.

 “In spite of facing acute financial crunch the state government has honoured its employee’s demand for accepting the 6th Central Pay Commission recommendation in toto, and has also released the 36 months arrears”, Khandu assertively said. “The reasons behind non finalization of AoP in the preceding year were in one or other way related to the implementation of 6th CPC, Parliamentary and State Assembly Elections which were clarified by the government spokesperson Jarbom Gamlin earlier through a press conference” Khandu reasoned. He appealed the senior Government officers to extend their cooperation to the government in dealing with such illegal bandh menace which is crippling the normal proceedings of the state.

 We are in no mood to tolerate such bandh calls which has become a tradition and which needs to be contained, Khandu emphatically said. While all legislators and elite societies have voiced against the bandh culture, it is need of the hour that we join our hands to denounce such precedence for ensuring healthy development of our state, Khandu further added.

 He also appealed the business communities and the transport association not to succumb to the pressures of such unwarranted bandh calls and extend their support to the government in dealing with such bandhs as the bandh calls is hazardous for economic activities especially for those who earn their livelihood through self employment.

 Development Commissioner V K Dev also spoke in the meeting. PRO to CM


Lets wake up !

Dear Editor,

The places like Bogong, Pongging,  Pangin, Mirbuk etc  are at the uphill area of our Siang belt. The after effect of leakage in LSHP won’t affect this areas. And to my surprise, I am shocked that most of the public hearings are being organized rather imparted on this safe heaven areas. So, the public of this area are being easily befooled by the Jaypee and the state government.

But we the people of practical down stream areas in the plain like Baskota, Muriline, Twomileghat, Berung, Sika Tode, Sika Bamin, Pillungmukh, Kemimukh, Ayeng, Jampani, Oyan, Oiramghat, Kemi, Sille, Rani, Ranaghat, Komlighat,Tebo etc. are the real victims of any catstrophic damages by the Siang river. If any damage on LSHP,  it will obviously effect us not the upper hill areas.

If we allow Jaypee to construct dam then Pongging will obviously be benefited because it is the place where the construction is being undertaken.

The leaders who are in favour of LSHP shouldn’t push us, the downstream native villagers, to the jaw of death by another flood from LSHP after 2000 Siang flood.

If the Jaypee Corporate succeed in construction of the LSHP, the leakage from the dam will effect us, the downstream villagers, like Ranaghat, Ayeng, Komlighat, Muriline, Baskota, Twomileghat, Berung, Pillung Mukh, Kemimukh, Sika Tode, Sika Bamin, Jampani. Qyan. Kemi, Qiramghat. Sille, Mangnang, 12 mile, Rani etc.

We are very much aware of the Damodar valley river project. Why it is called the sorrow of Bengal? Every year the flood water by Damodar River make an impact which is caused by Damodar Dam project. The devastation made by the dam is totally unpredictable and deadly. Lacs of villagers, properties, are being damaged at Bengal and Bihar. But what does the Govt do? Instead of making compensation for the innocent villagers they are totally being made fooled. The Govt. and the corporate get benefited from the river project and the innocent villagers are pushed to death through flood water of Damodar River.

When a dam is constructed at a site, within every ten years the stored water is replaced by fresh water. During this change water is released in huge amount towards downstream which causes the flood. Obviously in the similar way, we the downstream villagers will be targeted by change in LSHP at Pongging. Mirbuk, Bogong Banggo, Pangin, Pongging, etc. will be safe from devastation because these areas are situated at safe heaven at up hills of Siang belt.

The flood by the LSHP will be hundred times severe than the past Siang flood of 2000. In the similar version of sorrow of Bengal by Damodar Valley river project, we will be wiped out by LSHP.

Therefore, I wholeheartedly appeal to my downstream villagers  to wake up from sleep and stand together against the LSHP and its supporters.


Kalom Apang

Sika Tode village



Mobile tower with no security

Dear Editor,

 The woes of people against BSNL network are not new for the denizens of this landlocked state of Arunachal Pradesh. Despite launch of 3G service at a glittering ceremony at the state capital some few months ago with promises to improve the network service and provide e-net service at lightening speed, the situation still remains grim.

Giving a sheer example of carelessness of the BSNL authorities it may be mentioned here that the BSNL tower which had been erected a year back at Jang under Tawang district has till date no caretaker. The highly costly machines, generator, cables etc. are at the mercy of god. No due care is being taken to see whether the machines and equipments are in right shape or condition.

Various organizations of Jang have strongly reacted to the slipshod attitude of BSNL authority. Say it the Environment Society of Arunachal Pradesh Jang, Jang Women Welfare Association and Jang Student Welfare Organization called for immediate attention towards the present state of BSNL in the Sub-Division. The organizations have alleged that the abundant machineries are slowly vanishing due to non availability of any care taker. The generator parts are being stolen but no attention is being paid. They requested immediate intervention of the top BSNL officers so as to check further deterioration of the equipments.



ZPM Jang-Mukto

Leki Gombu

Public Leader, Jang



Let us move together towards development

Dear Editor,

After going through many articles in all the leading newspaper and keeping silent for some time I being the General Secretary of Bogong Banggo Kebang would like put forward our views regarding the proposed 2700 MW Hydro Electric Project at Lower Siang. Many people has put forward their views regarding the said Project, some with good intention and some without knowing the real fact and without thinking genuinely for the future generation of the East Siang district in particular and Arunachal Pradesh in general.

The situation has come to such a critical juncture that, we the people of downstream side of the proposed Project who are not going to get any R & R packages and who's life are in more dangerous position than any other in case of breakage of the Dam, instead of keeping mum would like to express our sentiment from the core of our heart.

Pasighat town, undisputedly one of the oldest in the history of Arunachal Pradesh was established in the year 1911 during British time from a small British Army canton men area after the killing of British officer Nail Williamson by Adi revolutionaries. The said town is completing one century (100 year) in the coming 2011 which is only five (5) months away from now. My point in mentioning all these is that, the town once known as educational hubs and political epicenter since NEEA time has lost its glory and is now 50 years backward in all developmental aspect.

Why ? The first and foremost reason being that the prospect of becoming the Capital of the state was denied to it many years back in spite of voluntary donation of large plain areas by our forefathers. Secondly, the only Medical College in the state once proposed at Pasighat was also shifted to some other place because of some political differences. So, we the people of Pasighat town in general and Adi tribe in particular are tired of living in the same underdevelop conditions. Many big politicians from our own tribe has come and gone, but the condition of Head quarter of the Adi Tribe "Pasighat Town" remains the same even as the centenary celebration is nearing by.

Yes, friends I could understand your feeling as I am only taking about Pasighat town. We are also very much concerned about the people of Pongging and other villages to be affected by the said Hydro Electric Project. Really, they are going to lose their ancestral land and traditional place of hunting and fishing. But in my view, as they are also our own brothers and sisters, I think, it is not advisable from my side to encourage our own brothers and sisters to live in the same underdevelop conditions for years to come. These village peoples are mostly illiterate and they can't think anything beyond the Pasighat town. Even, till date some of the villagers have not yet seen the Pasighat town, not to talk of Itanagar and other parts of the country. So, they also have the full right to enjoy the fruit of development as the other citizen of the state are enjoying. As per the rehabilitation packages published by the Jaypee Associates under the guidance of Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, truly speaking the immediately effected people has a great chance to come up from the underdevelop condition to a well developed conditions in a shortest possible time. We the people of Bogong Banggo (Down stream) are ready to extent our full support to the immediately affected people for their adequate compensations, infrastructures and other facilities by the project proponent and state Govt. and expect the same helping attitude from the right thinking citizens of the state.

Regarding the allegation of signing of MoU of Lower Siang project with the Jaypee Associates by the present Khandu Govt, I would like to clarify that the present ruling Govt. has nothing to do with the said MoU. It was signed way back in February-2006. The Lower Siang Project was handed over to Jaypee Associates from NHPC Power Ltd in a dramatical way after a daylong meeting at  Doing Gumin Hall, Pasighat with supporters of some big shots to be named, who are ironically against the Jaypee Associates now. I am surprise, why these pro-Jaypee peoples who are against Jaypee Associates now and are spearheading the agitation did not oppose the Dam or against the Govt. who sign the MOU at that time itself.

At last, I on behalf of all section of people living in Pasighat in particular and Adi tribe in general would like to appeal all our brothers and sisters of the Arunachal Pradesh and other North Eastern state, let us move together ahead towards development and towards the light.


Oyin Moyong

GS, Bogong Banggo Kebang, East Siang District



We are not in favour of dam

Dear Editor,

Apropos the news item published in our daily  (May 30) under the headlines "LSPAWS welcome construction of Dam……", I would like to mention here that the statement was totally baseless as we were not invited in that meeting.  Though we are also affected families of West Siang, even if we were invited, we will oppose the construction of Dam and formation of LSPAWS. So, we did not recognize LSPAWS.

The statement of "no blank fire … and minor lathi-charge" are also baseless, because the colour picture published on 27th May itself said what is what?

The affected families of Pessing area strongly condemned the CRPF atrocities, firing and Lathi-charge to the demonstrators on 26/05/2010 at Pongging village. The people of Pessing area determined to fight tooth and nail against any such project.  The environmental, social, economic, cultural and religious crisis due to  the dam can not be tolerated by the affected people of Pessing area having a high degree of self respect.


Horkong Koyek Mije

Pessing camp


GREF take over the operation of Dibang Ghat

ROING, June 3: The GREF is likely to take over the operation of Ipphi Pani Bomjir Ghat (Dibang Ghat) by end of this month, informed Sunil Kumar, 2IC 62 RCC BRTF Roing in a letter to the Deputy Commissioner of the district. The taking over of Dibang Ghat by GREF is under process, the letter said.

The news brings a great relief for the people of Dambuk Sub-Division as the passengers will be ferried free across the river once the BRTF takes over the Ghat Operation. In the meantime, the district administration is making temporary arrangement to operate the Ghat by private individuals until it is handed over to GREF.

Meanwhile, the district administration have requested the state govt. for making schedule of Helicopter Service to both Lower Dibang Valley and Dibang Valley Districts thrice a week stating that due to disruption of road communication to Dambuk and Anini for the last two months and also due to irregular operation of Dibang Ghat owing to turbulent nature of river water in rainy season, many people are stranded at Dambuk as well as at Anini. In a crash message to the Director, Civil Aviation the DC Roing have further asked for making three trips per schedule to Dambuk and Anini.

M Riba, List Manifestation (LM) Assistant, Roing informed that despite two trips of Helicopter Service to both Dambuk and Anini today, many passengers are still stranded in both the places. Around 90 passengers for Anini are still in the list and around 300 passengers for Roing are stranded at Anini, he informed. DIPRO


‘Army always ready to help people’

WAKRO, June 3: “The Army will always be willing to help out the people and projects under the Op. Sadbhavana  will be  taken up keeping  in mind the interest of the people.” said Brig. Manjeet Mehta, SM, Commander, 82 Mtn Bde.,as he laid the foundation stone for the Middle  School Block of the Apna Vidya Bhavan in the presence of Chandralesh, Col. H.S. Chouhan, Commanding Officer of the 26 Maratha Light Infantry.

The function was attended by the civil administration, Panchayat leaders of the area, Village Gaon Buras and the general public. The people in large number lauded the Army gesture towards promoting rural education of underprivileged children braving heavy monsoon rains. Inaugurating the Third Teachers’ Orientation Program by the ASSET, the Commander called upon the teachers to work with dedication and also impressed upon the parents to strengthen the schools with their active involvement to help the young learners. The Commander appreciated the efforts of the Apna Vidya Bhavan inspired by His Holiness Swami Anubhavananda Saraswati and assured that four classrooms will be built well in time during the current academic session. Speaking on the occassion Patam Rangmang, ZPM and Shavin Mam, General Secretary of the Indira Gandhi Government College, Tezu said the youths and the general public were grateful to the Army for having taken up concrete welfare programs like adoption of girl children for education, development of playgrounds, extending free medical camps and construction of school buildings, under the able leadership of Brig. Manjeet Mehta.

Col. H.S.Chouhan,CO, 26 MLI, assured the Commander and the school management that the construction will be taken up on war footing so that the building is ready at the earliest.

Satyanarayanan Mundayoor, Advisor to the ASSET briefed the Commander and the dignitaries about the Teachers’ Orientation Program (TOP) saying that largely the private schools were kept out of the purview of such orientation programs conducted by the government and other agencies. He further said that an urgent need to address the need of keeping private school teachers updated was felt and appreciated the ASSET for taking up the issue.Teachers  from Arun Jyoti school, Tezu, Lohit Raising  School, Alubari, Gyan Sarovar school, Medo, KGBV Wakro, the Apna Vidya Bahavan and few more private schools are participating in the TOP.

The Girls’ Education Program of the ASSET got yet another boost when Col. Monif Tauhid, DGM, Athena Power Private Limited, presented a cheque to Brig. Manjeet Mehta on behalf of Ms. Deepa Agarwal of New Delhi for sponsoring a girl child. The Commander presented the cheque in turn to Ms. Bishakha Sarma the founder principal of the Apna Vidya Bhavan.

Ms. Yealiang Tamblu, S.Halai, the Apnes and members of the Wakro Youth Welfare Association presented songs and traditional cultural programs to make the event memorable.

The Chairman ASSET assured the Commander and all present in the function that the ASSET will always serve the people and the society with dedication. He also thanked all the previous Commanders, Brig. Ajai Prakash, Maj.Gen. A.K. Bardalai and Brig. Jayesh Saini for their support. He also thanked the officers and men of the 26 MLI for conducting the program successfully.


Jan Suvidha Centre at DC’s office

ITANAGAR, June 3:The Jan Suvidha Centre has started functioning effectively at DC’s office, Tawang for issue of ILP, ST certificate, PRC, TRC and Identity card etc.

The Jan Suvidha Centre is a single window based delivery system of various citizen-centric services which ensures that the citizen do not have to visit the concerned branch offices to know the status and to get the issued document applied for. It act as an interface between the Citizen and District Administration which improves the quality of services and save the time component  The Jan Suvidha software has been developed by NIC, Arunachal Pradesh. DIPRO


Rodent management training held

ITANAGAR, June 3: One day Rodent Management Training was held at Pugging village on May 31. . Under the initiatives of Okang Tamuk, D.A.O. Upper Siang the ADO.(HQ) M. Ete, imparted training to the farmers to contain any Rodent Menace. As many as 50(fifty) farmers took participation in the training.

Meanwhile, the ASM. Pugging, Yoppak Sitek, informed that the Bamboo flowering was taking place in few places, and there is maximum chances of outbreak of Rodent attack in W.R.C. field.  The A.D.O. advised various techniques and methods to control rodent attack. The A.S.M, farmers and officers made a visit to Bamboo flowering site to take stock of the situation.  Rodenticides was also distributed to farmers for application in the field. DIPRO


Door-to-door garbage collection

ITANAGAR, June 3:  Following the directives of the Capital District Administration, A and B Residential Welfare Committee, Itanagar has started its doo-to-door garbage collection from June 2 last from.

The society has already appointed two door-to-door garbage collectors for a period of three months from the sectors except Sundays.


Fund misappropriation alleged

ITANAGAR, June 3: Alleging misuse of 2nd installment of fund for the Hariyali scheme (Singdak Yorbe to Kampong Yorbe) under Siyum circle of Upper Subansiri district, the Pombu Kau Welfare Society (PKWS) has said that it has filed RTI for details information and urged the authorities not to release 3rd installment of fund for the Hariyali scheme till RTI reports comes out.


State NCP to discuss development issues

ITANAGAR, June 3: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), state unit will discuss the important issues of the state including enhancement of PDS quota and release of HTS subsidy to the state Govt, early start of Green Field Airport at Itanagar, safe drinking water supply, and total sanitation programmes and policy on small and  marginal farmers at its office here on June 4.

These issues were also highlighted by NCP state president during his meeting with party high command recently at New Delhi.


NEDWS to hold mega social service

ITANAGAR, Jun 3: North East Development Welfare Society (NEDWS) has decided to organise a mega  social service at State Museum, Gonpa and surrounding of the APIDFC  here on June 12.

While visiting the state museum recently NEDWS president Tabom Boje appealed the state Govt to provide security guard and erect security fencing around the state museum for its preservation and protection.

Meanwhile, NEDWS has appointed Marmik Doye, as Western Zone women wing general secretary of the Society, while Nangram Tanang and Bengia Dogum have been appointed as president and general secretary of the Kurung Kumey district Society unit.


APPDSU demands cancellation of LPC

ITANAGAR, Jun 3: All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) in a letter to Additional Deputy Commissioner, Sagalee taking concerned over the issue of LPC to individual from government land of Sagalee Township said that the administration had recommended and earmark government Land to some individual for land allotment.

It further expressed surprise over the issue of LPC for government land from the said office during the year 2006- 2010 and demanded the administration to immediately cancel all the LPC, issued during the year 2006 to 2010 within 15 days. It threaten to organise a democratic movement if their demand is not fulfilled within the stipulated time.


Hari Taro elected AAPANWA president

Itanagar, Jun 3: Hari Taro and Marpe Bojir have been elected president and general secretary of All Arunachal Pradesh Abotani Nyibu (Priest) Welfare Association (AAPANWA), according to a release issued by Itanagar Capital Complex deputy commissioner.

The newly elected office bears of AAPANWA also include two vice presidents, two assistant general secretaries, a treasurer, chief auditor and secretaries of four other departments.




NAHARLAGUN, Jun 3: Monyul Socio-cultural Development Society, (MSCDS) Mon Region congratulates Master Rinchin Tsering  S/o Late Dawa Rinchin a student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Tawang for securing first position in PCM category and second position in PCB category in the recently held State Level Joint Entrance Examination 2010.

The Society also congratulated his other colleagues for their success in the joint entrance examination which has brought laurels to the people of Arunachal Pradesh.

His academic achievement will go a long way towards his endeavour for higher studies.



ITANAGAR, June 3: Sothik Kri has been appointed as Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) Anjaw district unit president.



ITANAGAR, June 3: The All Lower Subansiri Students’ Union (ALSSU) will hold its 10th conference cum general election from June 29 to July 1 next at Govt Higher Secondary School, Yazali.


‘Stop construction’

ITANAGAR, June 3:  Expressing concern over the encroachment and construction of private building in front of teachers’ quarters of Govt Higher Secondary School, Daporijo, the school authorities appealed the district administration to intervene and stop further construction.

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